Hyderabad: A Sero-epidemiological survey conducted across Jangoan, Kamareddy and Naglonda districts of Telangana revealed increased prevalence (%) of SARS COV-2 virus. The study concluded that a large numbers of people are still susceptible to SARS Cov 2 infection.

The second round of  ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) led survey aimed at monitoring the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the general population.

As part of the study,  10 villages/wards were selected in each of the three districts. In each selected village ward, about 16 persons were selected randomly for the study.

The criteria being, all the subjects were ≥ 10 year’s males and females. In total  survey was held in 30 villages across three districts and total subjects covered were 1309.

The study revealed, out of the 454 people tested for COVID in Jangoan, 83 tested positive, amounting to (18.2%) as against 0.5% in the first round carried out during May 2020.

In Nalgonda 47 were positive (11.1%) out of 422 people tested, as against only 0.25% in the first round.

Similarly in Kamareddy district 30 (0.9%) were positive out of 433 people tested as against 0.25% in the previous survey.

The study concluded that, the spread of SARS Cov 2 (Covid-19) is occurring at slow pace. However, a large numbers of people are still susceptible to SARS Cov 2 infection.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 2,214 new COVID cases on Wednesday taking the overall tally to 1,93,600 in the state. Eight new deaths are reported on September 30 taking the total tally to 1,135. The fatality rate in the state is 0.58 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.56 per cent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 305 new cases while Rangareddy reported 191 new cases. Districts of Telangana is seeing the increase in cases. Medchal Malkajigiri reported 153 new cases while Nalgonda reported 149 new cases.

Around 2,474 citizens recovered from the infection on Wednesday taking the tally of total recoveries to 1,63,407. The recovery rate, as per the government now stands at 84.40 per cent, which approximately one per cent higher than the national average of 83.51 per cent.

Prevalence (%) of SARS COV-2 Sero-prevalence survey in 3 districts of Telangana

Jangoan : 83/454 samples tested COVID positive (18.2%)

KamaReddy: 30/433 samples tested COVID positive (6.9%)

Nalgonda: 47/422 samples tested COVID positive (12.2 %)


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